Miyabi knives are a pairing of Japanese blade sharpness and precision German design. This superb cutlery line fulfills professionalsâ€™ needs with extremely sharp high carbon stain resistant blades, "D" shape handles, and superior balance. The Miyabi 7000D series of Damascus finished knives have a core of CMV60 stainless steel that is wrapped in 32 layers of stainless steel resulting in a blade with exceptional strength, durability, and sharpness. The end result of this process also leaves the blade with a beautiful wave pattern in the steel. The "D" shape handles are made with synthetic resin called micarta. They have a sleek wooden look and are fitted with a stainless steel end cap for balance.